On Sat, 31 Oct 2009, Steve Reilly wrote:
> Eugeneapolinary Ju wrote:
>> I know I could start a GUI program with SSH, on a remote machine:
>> ssh -X SOMEONE@192.168.56.101 /usr/bin/network-admin
>> but how can I get access to the "full" GUI? [because I don't want to
>> launch every program one-by-one].
>> The man of ssh say's I should use "ssh -Y", because it's more secure.
>> Has anyone has any tips for it?
> if your looking to view someone elses desktop, you want to use remote
> desktop, apps>internet>remote desktop. you need to enable remote
> desktop on the host computer first though. system>pref>remote desktop.
You can run the full GUI over SSH. There is a few different ways to do
this. My preferred method would be to hit CTRL-ALT-F1 to bring up a
1. log in
2. execute: xinit -- :1
- this should bring up just an xterminal
- move your mouse to this window
3. ssh to your remote workstation: ssh -X user@workstation
4. execute your window manager or desktop
- GNOME: gnome-session
- XFCE4: startxfce4
- I would recommend a lighter wm like openbox or windowmaker
- a full desktop might be a bit much for your connection
You can now switch between your local GUI and remote GUI with CTRL-ALT-F7
It might be better, depending on your connection speed, to use something
like vnc. Running X this way depends on a very fast connection. There is
also a way to do this with GDM, but I can't remember how to set up the
client/server relationship, and have no idea how you would do this with
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